Issue: SUMMER 2016 Vol. 11 - Issue 2
     

From the Editor’s Desk
Can Science Be Trusted? Data Mining, P-Hacking, and Related Problems
– Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.
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Top Tips from Family Practice
Choosing Wisely XVI: Topics from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, The American College of Surgeons, and HIV Medicine Association
– Alan S. Peterson, M.D.
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Letters to the Editor
The Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation
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Scientific Reports 
The New Epidemic of Zika Virus Infection in the Americas: How and Why
– Joseph M. Kontra, M.D.
Zika virus is an epidemic of growing importance, especially to pregnant women. This comprehensive review provides all you need to know, from basic virology to clinical impact.
 
   
Cell-Free DNA: 10 Things Every Health Care Provider Should Know
– Christian Macedonia, M.D., Rebecca Sullenberger, M.S., M.P.H., L.C.G.C., Serena Wu, M.D., Robert Larkin, M.D.
Non-invasive cell-free fetal DNA sampling has expanded the number of women seeking prenatal genetic information about their fetus, but it still has definite limitations. Non-invasive techniques will continue to evolve and already have important implications for expectant parents.
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Drug Shortages: A Persistent Problem
– Randall A. Oyer, M.D., and Ryan Breznak, R.Ph.
Shortages of critical drugs continue to occur and the problem is unlikely to disappear. This article reviews the local impact. See also the Editor’s column for a comment.
 
   
 
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Indications, Effectiveness, Our Experience, and Future Directions
– Paul Allegretti, D.O.
In a short period of time, fecal transplants have become an accepted mainstream therapy for managing the difficult problem of recurrent infections with Clostridium difficile. This review of the field also describes its use at LGH and our clinical experience.
 
   
 
The Role of the Physiatrist in Health Care
– Tony T. Ton-That, M.D., F.A.B.P.M.&R.
The medical specialty of Physiatry has a rapidly growing role in managing a broad array of problems. This article describes the many facets of this indispensable specialty.
 
 
  Evolution of a DaVinci Robotic Program in Gynecology
– George J. Olt, M.D.
This article recaps the background and development of robotic gynecologic surgery at LGH and focuses on the advantages it offers in various situations.